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Certificate of Achievement

Randal Oulton

has completed the following course:

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

EIT Food and University of Turin

This online course explored the main components of the Mediterranean, and Okinawa diets and how they affect the human health. We explored how these 2 diets influence the human health status, directly or indirectly through the modulation of the gut microbiota.

3 weeks, 2 hours per week

Maarten van der Kamp

Director of Education

EIT Food

Luca Cocolin

Professor at University of Torino

University of Turin

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Learning outcomes

  • Summarise the characteristics and benefits of the Mediterranean and Okinawa diets
  • Describe how diet influences human microbiota and how this has an impact on human health
  • Evaluate the importance of healthy food frequency consumption
  • Explore the many kinds of healthy diets; their different food composition and cultural approaches.
  • Identify health-related properties of foods central to the two diets
  • Design at least one simple healthy recipe of one of the course diets


  • Scientific backgrounds of the Mediterranean and the Okinawa diets
  • A deeper insight into each type of diet with regards to their healthy aspects
  • Healthy source of proteins
  • The secrets of carbohydrates and oils

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Issued on 8th March 2022

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Free online course:

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

EIT Food